This is the demonstration painting I started at Fireweed Gallery
in Homer last Saturday, the day after my solo show opened there. The yellowjacket was not alive, but when I saw him laying near the door of the gallery, I couldn't resist including him, in honor of the long tradition of bugs with fruit in still life paintings. He looked better when I revived him through the magic of painting. You will see by the photos below that I edited the painting in other ways as it developed.
The wonderful Paul, with his tape measure and sharp eye, is my best advisor for hanging a show!
Irene Randolph, the owner of Fireweed Gallery, snapped this picture of me at work on the demonstration painting.
Paul took this one and got my entire setup. The dolls in the case are by another Fireweed Gallery artist, Charlene Jump.
The show runs through August 4th. I hope if you have a chance to visit Homer this month you will visit Fireweed Gallery and please leave me a note in the guestbook.